BMW Motorrad at the ongoing Thai Motor Expo has showcased their smallest motorcycle, the BMW G310R. Developed in association with the Indian two-wheeler company TVS, the bike will be delivered in Thailand, January 2017 onwards.
This slick, city-centric naked roadster is BMW's answer to the entry level performance segment which has largely been the ruling ground of the Japanese manufacturers. The production version was unveiled globally at EICMA 2015. Global deliveries have finally begun and BMW Thailand has promised to begin deliveries by January 2017.
With an intent to increase its reach in emerging markets, the BMW G310R gets a new 313 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled DOHC mill. This engine is capable of producing 34 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Coupled to this a 6 speed synchromesh gearbox integrated into the motor housing.
The BMW G310R measures 1,988 mm in length, 896 mm in width and 1,227 mm in height. The seat height is 785 mm and the bike has a kerb weight of 158.5 kg. The bike is suspended over 41 mm upside down front forks and a directly hinged mono shock with adjustable preload.
A single 300 mm disc does duty in the front with a 4-piston radially mounted fixed calliper. The rear wheel of the BMW G 310R gets a single 240 mm disc with a single floating calliper.
BMW Thailand has priced the BMW G310R at 199,000 Thai baht.